Stories tagged with: 4th of July

July 4, 2011 - 5:18pm
2 years 41 weeks ago

Fourth of July liquor sales may have been the highest in years for one local store.

Winerack owner in Zanesville, Mike Alfman, said he hasn't had a chance to look at the numbers yet, but predicts sales will be the highest he has seen in the past ten to fifteen years. The nice weather could be one factor but Alfman contributes the spike to the holiday falling on a Monday.

"So people are celebrating on Saturday and Sunday having that license on Sunday really made it busy,...

July 3, 2011 - 6:32pm
2 years 41 weeks ago

The celebration of Independence rang true for a number of Veterans on Sunday...in the form of music.

Sunday afternoon The Zanesville Memorial Concert Band took to the Secrest Auditorium stage to play a number of patriotic tunes. But for Band Members who have served, such as Veteran, David Shroder the day had a deeper meaning.

"What if we never had declared our independence from England?" expressed Shroder. "July 4th 1776 is a great day in out nation's history and...

July 2, 2011 - 6:10pm
2 years 41 weeks ago

One small village hasn't forgotten the meaning behind this Independence day and put on a big celebration to prove it.

The Village of Somerset stepped off their early holiday celebration with a parade followed by festivities including of course, fireworks. Chairman, Dennis Kessler said this is the 27th year the village has put on their parade. He himself, has been apart of the parade committee since the beginning with attendance always being high but one change he's noticed is funding....

June 30, 2011 - 5:31pm
2 years 41 weeks ago

The upcoming holiday weekend officially starts at midnight Friday and local law enforcement want to remind residents if you drink, you drive, you lose.

The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol will be increasing patrol units and putting in overtime this weekend as many celebrate their fourth of July festivities, which will most likely include alcohol. Troopers say the fourth is one of the busiest holidays for them and remind residents to use common sense.

"So if you'...

June 29, 2011 - 4:35pm
2 years 42 weeks ago

The 4th of July is just around the corner and it's time to make your holiday plans.

The annual Stars and Stripes on the River event will be held at Zane Landing Park. Festivities will kick off at 3:00PM on Sunday. There is also an evening concert and carnival rides. Plenty of non profit organizations and food vendors will take part.

"I believe some of the other non-profit vendors may have some face painting or some things like that for some of the kids," said...

June 28, 2011 - 4:35pm
2 years 42 weeks ago

Fourth of July celebrations may be fun for everyone...except your pet.

Animal Shelters throughout the country are accustom to receiving, what they call 'July Fourth Dogs' these are dogs who run off and become lost during firework celebrations. Executive Director Larry Hostetler of the Muskingum County Animal Shelter said loud noises on the Fourth of July can be a very traumatic time for pets and he advises to leave all pets at home.

"You never know when...

July 3, 2010 - 7:37pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

Zane Landing Park is full of activity on this holiday weekend.

Families and friends gathered to kick-off "Stars and Stripes on the River", which is a two-day event, and people were coming out for all kinds of reasons.

"So, we can listen to some music and have a good time, " says Zanesville resident Dylan Tucker.

"I don't think it's going to be our kind of music, but it seems like it's really family-oriented, " says resident Kim...

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